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chicken pilaf with serving dish behind

Quick and easy one-pot Chicken Pilaf

Karon
A great comfort food recipe for using up cooked chicken and larder staples
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 2 people
Calories 838 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch saffron
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 4 cardamom pods crushed
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp sultanas
  • 1/2 courgette chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweetcorn
  • 1 cup brown basmati rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 175 g cooked chicken
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp roasted pumpkin sunflower seeds and pine nuts

Instructions
 

  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan and cook all spices and chopped garlic for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped courgette and corn kernals and cook for 5 minutes
  • Add the rice and make sure it is well coated in the spiced oil before adding the chicken stock, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add the chopped chicken and tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Scatter with fresh mint and the roasted seeds and nuts just before serving.

Notes

This is a great recipe for using up leftovers so mix and match your ingredients to suit whatever you have in the fridge
While I've used brown basmati rice you can just as easily use white rice

Nutrition

Calories: 838kcalCarbohydrates: 110gProtein: 40gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 440mgPotassium: 1202mgFiber: 8gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1328IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 119mgIron: 4mg
Keyword chicken, one-pot meals
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